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Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe shows off new renovations

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After undergoing two months of renovations, owners of Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe hosted a soft opening to showcase the venue’s expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting systems and sleek, new design. Acoustic’s first show in seven weeks featured performances from reggae bands Rootz Underground, of Jamaica, and Bridgeport’s own I Anbassa on Thursday. On Friday, Aug. […] [Read More]
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‘Mail art’ explored at Stamford’s Franklin Street Works

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Pictured: A still from Lance Wakeling’s video, “A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable,” which is on view in Franklin Street Works’ upcoming exhibition, “It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information.” Franklin Street Works, Stamford’s nonprofit contemporary art space, opens its new exhibition, “It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information,” with a […] [Read More]
Categories: Art
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Best of Summer: Places to hike in Southwestern Connecticut

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With it being so nice out, your first inclination — and who can blame you — is to head to the beach. But after your done soaking up the sun, try taking in some nature as well. For our next installment of Best of Summer, we’re asking our readers to vote on their favorite place […] [Read More]
Categories: Outdoors
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Norwalk’s Chris Webby releases first single off debut LP

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Chris Webby has his share of haters. And, on his new single, the Norwalk-raised rapper is letting them know just what he thinks of them. The song, “F*ck Off,” is the first single off Webby’s forthcoming debut LP, “Chemically Imbalanced.” Listen to it, below, and download it, here. In addition, Webby is asking all his […] [Read More]
Categories: Music
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Cast your vote in the Connecticut Breakthrough Awards

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You may have heard of the Connecticut Music Awards, an annual award show honoring the best musicians in the state. Though that show does have a category for Best Hip Hop and Best R&B, the winners and nominees have been but a small sampling of the talent Connecticut has to offer. Now, there is an […] [Read More]
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Last chance to see ‘Lorikeets’ in Norwalk

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Labor Day is your last chance to see a flock of tropical parrots before they fly the coop. “Lorikeets,” a walk-through aviary featuring more than 50 free-flying birds, closes on the Maritime Aquarium’s riverfront courtyard Sept. 1. Here’s more about the lorikeets, via the Aquarium: Lorikeets are colorful medium-sized parrots, native to the south Pacific, […] [Read More]
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Easton’s Johnny Winter collaborates with Ben Harper on cover of blues classic

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Last month, Johnny Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich, leaving behind a legacy of great blues recordings. But that’s not all the guitar legend left behind: Before his death, Winter was also planning to release a new album of original music. Titled “Step Back” (Megaforce Records), the posthumous LP features guest spots from […] [Read More]
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Best of Summer: Fried Chicken in Southwestern Connecticut

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Fried chicken has its origins Southern culinary traditions, but the love for this crunchy, juicy dish stretches to every part of the country, including Connecticut. For our next installment of Best of Summer, we’re asking our readers to vote on their favorite place to get fried chicken. If you don’t see your favorite place listed […] [Read More]
Categories: Food
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Fairfield native Brian Petchers directs Soulja Boy video

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Filmmaker and Fairfield native Brian Petchers has added another notch to his already impressive resume, directing the music video for rapper Soulja Boy’s latest single, “In My System.” The colorful, trippy visual takes “the viewer into Soulja’s world for a few minutes,” capturing the “Crank That” emcee in the midst of a classic sip and […] [Read More]
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Stamford band PANA! playing album release show

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Stamford Latin rock trio PANA! celebrates the release of their sophomore LP at a performance on Friday, Aug. 15 at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, N.Y. Recorded and mixed at Stamford’s Carriage House Studios, “Nuevos Caminos” expands on the band’s self-described “Fresh-Latin-Party-Rock” sound. “The project will focus on the theme of love […] [Read More]
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